This is Winx. He is my first chin, got him back in 2003, which makes him roughly 9 years old. He is my baby. He is in a Critter Nation 162, which he usually enjoys both levels of. He is currently closed off in the top half, as we have some little escapees closed into the bottom half. He got a pink cage totally by chance -- when the cage came in with the pink liners and 379203 broken bars (which have since been repaired with cold weld), we decided to repair and hang onto the cage rather than sell it, and the first chin who was ready for an upgrade was Winx. Who knows, one of my adoptive homes said maybe he likes pink. Maybe he does. Normally, he gets to enjoy the company of non-psychotic male rescue chins, and for awhile he was living with the white kit shown in the cage pic.
|My "baby," Winx|
|Toby (making sure I didn't get any pink in the picture)|
|Toby's current fleece|
|Toby's second fleece set|
... and then in the next FN over is Gypsy, our little devil-chin from the Lemlers at Chins by Design. I really do love her, but I may just be the only one, as she has sprayed probably 3 of our recent adoptive homes, unprovoked. She is a pink white. I seem to be missing her on our excel spreadsheet of chins *marks down note to add her* so I can't say exactly how old she is, but she's less than a year. I'd bet between 6-8 months. She has her own two-level FN, with beige/green/blue striped fleece. Her spare liners will be beige with a floral pattern.
|Gypsy, our little stinker|
|Gypsy's current fleece. It's not actually *that* dirty, she just dumps her bowl repeatedly.|
|Gypsy's to-be spare liners|
|the blue FN|
|med. blue liner (same color as underside of tye-dye liner)|
|our safari FN|
|two liner patterns - zebra and leopard|
|soon-to-be spare liner pattern|
And here's Delilah in the FN --
We do have other chins -- we also have Myshkin (extreme mosaic - m), a still-unnamed 3 yr old standard female, Shimmy (std - f), Lilly (std- f), Dreamz (std - f), Bailey (mosaic - m), Nytro (black velvet - m), Joker (std - f), Puff (mosaic - f), Jessie (mosaic - f), and some other rescues, which are not pictured. The point was to show the new cages, not rehash my entire "our chins" page.
...and our guinea pig cage is also going to be switched over to liners (if I ever get around to making them), with this nice fish pattern:
On that note, we don't have pig pictures on our website, and a lot of people have not seen our pigs, unless you've been here since spring of this year. So... might as well post some pig pictures. Their cage practically needs cleanings every 3 days so pardon the mess, it will be cleaned in the morning.
|Lacey, our American shorthair female|
|Truffles, our abysinnian male|
...and then, we got in another guinea pig yesterday at the rescue, named Chloe. Well.... my mom wants to keep her, and usually at least one of our females is separated from our male, so if, after quarantine, she get along with our females, we may just have ourselves another pig (so our separated female will have a piggie buddy). I tell you, this pig is hilarious. Ok, so few things. First, I gave her the "end" of the head of romaine... the part at the bottom where all the leaves attach. The reason I gave that to her was cause last night, after we gave her some basil and carrots, she had wetter poo than I'd like, so I was thinking maybe she wasn't given much greens (or any) at the past home. They didn't write greens on our surrender form, but it might just ask about what brand of pellets (as our most common surrender should be chins, which don't eat greens). I'd have to look. Anyway, so I didn't want to shock her system too badly, so I figured, ok, she'll just pick at the "butt" of the head of romaine (the way our other pigs would just pick off the tasty parts and leave the rest for me to remove later on). Uh... yeah. Bout that. I went down this morning and it is gone. Lol. So, that further endears her to this family, as my other pigs are a tad stuck up and won't eat the stems of kale, or the stems of basil, and definitely not (heaven forbid) the butt of romaine, or the butt of any other type of leafy green. So, if she's a piggie garbage disposal, I won't feel so bad cause I won't be throwing away uneaten parts of the greens.
So, second thing. I gave her some greens today, still not as much as the other pigs, and so I put them in her cage. She is hilarious, I tell you. She crept up to the greens as if she was trying to steal candy from the candy bowl, grabbed a piece, and hi-tailed it back into her igloo like someone was going to steal it from her. Her previous home did say that she was in with another pig before that pig died... I wonder if that pig didn't share? Lol.
Ok, so this pig is orange. Well, technically, her color would be called "red," but she is orange. Like a pumpkin pie with some whip cream on top. So, if she does stay here, she's going to be named Pumpkin.
|Pumpkin checking that the coast is clear before going out to snatch the romaine|
|Pumpkin literally (I shit you not) backing up to get back into her igloo with her piece of romaine|
.... isn't she cute? She's an American crested shorthair. I realize her nails are long in the last pic -- that's how they look AFTER we trimmed them. Don't want to traumatize them too much on the first day by cutting the quick.
Our baby ratties are growing up. New pics!
|agouti self #1|
|agouti self #2|
|black split-capped #1|
|black split-capped #2|
|how can you not love this face?!?|